Malaysia Tourism Update

Picture Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, credit Amar Syazwan Rosman on Unsplash

Malaysia – Singapore Border

The reopening of the Malaysia / Singapore border ill be discussed on 4th May during talks between the leaders of Malaysia and Singapore.

Back in March we reported on talks between the neighbours to create a Reciprocal Recognition of Vaccine Certificate (RRVC) scheme to allow travellers to move between the two.

Prior to the pandemic the border was one of the busiest in the region with both business and tourism travellers making the short trip.

Movement Control Orders

Bernama are reporting that that movement control orders (MCOs) would be extended across the country.

Kuala Lumpur and the states of Johor, Kelantan, Penang and Selangor will remain under Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCO) from 15th to 28th April. Sarawak will be placed under the CMCO from 13th to 26th April.

The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in the states of Kedah (except Kuala Muda), Melaka, Negeri Sembilan (except Seremban), Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah and Terengganu, plus Labuan and Putrajaya will be extended until 28th April.

Kampung Meruntum, Sabah has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from 13th to 26th April following an increase in Covid-19 cases.

Vaccine

The wider relaxation of measures and the reopening of borders may come sooner than feared following the latest Covid-19 vaccination news.

Malaysia Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, has said that the vaccination programme will have escalated by June and that 80% of the population will have been inoculated by the end of 2021.

High levels of vaccinations helping herd immunity has been cited by many countries as being necessary prior to allowing foreign tourists into the country.

The country has completed the first phase of the inoculation programme, aimed at front liners, the second phase will begin next week, aimed at the elderly, disabled and other high-risk individuals. The third phase, planned to start in May, will be open to all adults.

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